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Lunch Program

Dear St. Edward School Families,

Welcome back!  First things first: The lunch program starts Monday, September 10th.  Please make sure to order by 11am Wednesday, September 5th

The first lunch day for Pre K is Wednesday, September 12th and Nursery’s is Thursday, September 13th. Please order by 11am on Monday, September 10th.

You gave us feedback and we listened.  Our “new” lunch program is entering its third year and we have an exciting new development that we think you will love: ONLINE ordering and payments.

After researching many platforms, we decided to work with hotlunches.net.  The website is user friendly and provides a very similar view to a paper menu, while automating ordering and sorting.  

A few things we love:

  • Credit and debit card payments are possible while you may still pay by check or cash - but you must order online.
  • Remember those little Snow Day or Field Trip vouchers?  We sure do – and the obscene amount of work one snow storm could create.  They are now a thing of the past.  After one such event, the next time you log in, you will find the credit in your account.  At the end of the year, any unused credit may be refunded or you may opt to donate it to our school.
  • If a class has a “do not order” date (field trip, half day, no school), try as you might, you will not be able to order for that date.
  • And you will never again find crumpled up menus in the bottom of the backpack!

$5 charge per child *per school year* to help defray the cost of implementing this system will be added to your first order.

 

Getting started:

  1. Go to https://stedward.hotlunches.net
  2. Click the "REGISTER" menu at the top right hand corner to sign up.  Our school code is SEHL (think “St. Edward Hot Lunches”)
  3. Enter your name, email address and phone, then a user id that you will use for access to the hot lunches application (we suggest your email address).  Enter a password and then enter it again to verify that it is correct.
  4. Once registered, you will be logged into the website
  5. Add your students by clicking on the "STUDENTS" button below or the "PROFILE" menu tab in order to proceed. Once your students have been added to the system you will be able to place lunch orders immediately by clicking the "Order" button below each child's name
  6. Order for each of your children and then make one single payment for all.  If you hover over an item, you can see additional description, (side, restaurant).  To order an item, please place a “1” in the box.  
  7. Payment: once you have Ordered for all your children, you may immediately “Pay with PayPal” -which accepts all major credit cards.  If you would rather pay by check or cash, please print out one ‘Remittance Form’ for all your students.  Then send it to the school, along with a single check payable to St. Edward Confessor School in a sealed envelope, “Attn. Lunch”.  Your order is not complete until payment has been received by us.

 

We have been working hard to ensure that this system is “perfect”.  It will never be but we have done many test runs and adjustments.  We are new to it too so if you see anything that is confusing, lacking info or even lacking a price, PLEASE let us know. 

 

Basic information and a few reminders

Meals are served with a drink (usually water) and a side.  Some sides are specified in the description.  Other sides may include but are not limited to fruit or vegetables, cheese stick, yogurt drink, salad and vary based on availability.  In rare cases, substitutions may be necessary, including main courses.  We strive to provide your children the best possible lunch experience but inclement weather and other extreme situations beyond our control may force us to make last minute changes.   

We cannot issue refunds or credits if your child is absent from school.  You may stop in during your child’s lunch period to pick up a prepaid lunch for that day.  We will apply credits to your account in case of snow days, field trips or other days in which lunch for a whole class is canceled by or through the school.

If you need specific information about the food, including allergy information, ingredients or nutritional information, we urge you to contact the vendors directly (info below).  We also suggest your children taste the food before placing the orders as we are not able to edit orders once they have been placed.  Advance ordering allows us to obtain the best possible prices from our vendors.

If you would like to fulfill some of your mandatory volunteer hours and help with lunch duty, please check the box at the bottom of each lunch day or lunch@stedwardconfessor.org with your availability so we can put together a schedule.  Please remember you must be Virtus trained.  The next Virtus course at St. Edward’s is Thursday, September 6th at 12:30 and 7pm in the Holy Family Room.

Vendor information: 

  • Dugan’s Sandwich Shop (Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury) 921-1182: burgers, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, scrambled egg sandwiches
  • Bagel Master (Cold Spring Rd) 921-9773: Bagels, soups, mac and cheese, chicken fingers, fresh veggies
  • Woodbury Pizza (Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury) 921-6910: pizza, pasta, mozzarella sticks, rice balls, chicken fingers, chicken parm hero, meatball parm hero
  • May Loong (Jericho Turnpike, Syosset) 921-3038: all Chinese food
  • Parks Happy Farm (S. Oyster Bay Rd, Hicksville): 932-4455: California rolls, fresh fruit and fresh veggies

 

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